WPRI 12 News on bed bugs, pesticide resistance, and alternative bed bug treatments

May 23, 2008

This item from WPRI 12 Eyewitness News takes a spin down the “pesticide resistance” road, with sound bites from a woman with bed bugs, Dr. Michael Potter (whose unofficial fan club is housed right here), an unnamed ThermaPure Heat representative talking about that technology, and Douglas Stern talking about Cryonite. Stern stresses the need for […]

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FAQ: Leaving stuff out to freeze, walk-in freezers, etc: how cold and how long?

August 4, 2007

So you want to de-infest a bunch of stuff, and you want to try doing it with cold? Dr. Michael Potter covers that, in the article from January’s 2007 PCT Online entitled “Killing them Softly”: In colder climates, freezing might be a way to de-infest furniture and other belongings. Bed bugs and their eggs can […]

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Stephen L. Doggett’s A code of practice for the control of bed bug infestations in Australia (2nd Ed.)

July 19, 2007

Behold: new for July 2007, an updated draft of Australian bed bug researcher Stephen L. Doggett’s Bed Bug Code of Practice–click to load a PDF. You can also download a PDF of just the modifications to the new edition, which include the latest information on non-chemical uses of heat and cold, as well as a […]

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Can I repel or kill bed bugs using natural remedies like lavender oil?

July 11, 2007

Readers often ask whether it’s possible to repel bed bugs or kill bed bugs using “natural remedies” like lavender oil, Eucalyptus oil, tea tree oil, or thyme.  Let’s just say we’re skeptical. Natural methods that don’t work: A new article in the UK’s FirstPost online magazine Thursday offers the usual warnings about travel and bed […]

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The iceman cometh.

October 10, 2006

Hallelujah! There’s now a slightly increased chance of your home temporailty becoming a walk-in freezer. A non-toxic pesticide marketer claims it has a new product (Cryonite) which can freeze out bed bugs. Lifestyle Extra Fincance News says: Venteco PLC, the non-toxic pest control investment compant, said it has deployed bed bug eradication technology to its […]

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